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James Bond

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Hanover, NH, United States | Member Since 2006

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  • Bruce

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Peter A. Carlin
    • Narrated By Bobby Cannavale
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (126)
    Performance
    (113)
    Story
    (115)

    This sweeping biography of Bruce Springsteen features in-depth interviews with family, band members, childhood friends, ex-girlfriends, and a poignant retrospective from the Boss himself. It’s Bruce as his many fans haven’t before seen him - the man behind the myth, describing his life and work in intimate, vivid detail.

    Patrick King says: "For the most part, this is what I was hoping for"
    "Spectacular!"
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    This may be the best non-fiction audiobook of all time. Fantastic narrator, interspirsed with snippets from Bruce, Clarence and others, tells a great story of Springsteen's rise from HS gyms to massive outdoor arenas. The author Peter Carlin clearly had significant contact with all the characters, and does his best to make you want to listen to every track on Nebraska, let alone all the tracks on all albums. One thing you need to do before you listen to this: save enough money to buy all Bruce albums you don't have because they will all beckon your ear when you listen to the book. Bravo!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Command Authority

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Tom Clancy, Mark Greaney
    • Narrated By Lou Diamond Phillips
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1843)
    Performance
    (1654)
    Story
    (1658)

    There's a new strong man in Russia but his rise to power is based on a dark secret hidden decades in the past. The solution to that mystery lies with a most unexpected source, President Jack Ryan.

    Marci says: "Great story with a couple of flaws"
    "A Perfect First Jack Ryan Book for the Rookies"
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    I write this review to encourage people who have never read/listened to a Clancy to get this. It has a great narrative linking past to present. Clancy was spot on in light of recent events with his forecast of the situation. Uncanny. So sad this is his last.

    I have read all the Jack Ryan's.....this is a great one to start on now...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Hit

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By David Baldacci
    • Narrated By Ron McLarty, Orlagh Cassidy
    Overall
    (2531)
    Performance
    (2190)
    Story
    (2202)

    Will Robie is a master of killing. A highly skilled assassin, Robie is the man the U.S. government calls on to eliminate the worst of the worst - enemies of the state, monsters committed to harming untold numbers of innocent victims.No one else can match Robie's talents as a hitman...no one, except Jessica Reel. A fellow assassin, equally professional and dangerous, Reel is every bit as lethal as Robie. And now, she's gone rogue, turning her gun sights on other members of their agency.

    Rodney says: "I couldn't Stop Listening"
    "Not Quite as exciting at The Innocent"
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    Pretty solid effort by DB, though not quite as sensational a story as The Innocent. He did get me to guess wrong at a key element so cograts to him on that. I think you can stay at this and enjoy it.

    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Threat Vector

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Tom Clancy, Mark Greaney
    • Narrated By Lou Diamond Phillips
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3473)
    Performance
    (3036)
    Story
    (3050)

    Jack Ryan has only just moved back into the Oval Office when he is faced with a new international threat. An aborted coup in the People's Republic of China has left President Wei Zhen Lin with no choice but to agree with the expansionist policies of General Su Ke Quiang. They have declared the South China Sea a protectorate and are planning an invasion of Taiwan. The Ryan administration is determined to thwart China’s ambitions, but the stakes are dangerously high as a new breed of powerful Chinese anti-ship missiles endanger the US Navy's plans to protect the island.

    Jean says: "Spies and a counter espionage"
    "Very solid"
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    If you could sum up Threat Vector in three words, what would they be?

    Very solid effort. Clancy is back to teaching us about topics as well as keeping us in suspense. I heartily endorse this book.


    What did you like best about this story?

    This Clancy book really stands upright by itself. It always helps to have read previous books but in this case you really didn't need to . I would consider listening to this then going back 3 or 4 and catching up.


    What about Lou Diamond Phillips’s performance did you like?

    Lou Diamond Phillips does an outstanding job narrating as he has in the past with strange last names and different accents.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Stare down, Chinese style


    Any additional comments?

    You need to be somewhat excited about computers and the internet or weapons to really have a good listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Panther

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Nelson DeMille
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2000)
    Performance
    (1687)
    Story
    (1682)

    Anti-Terrorist Task Force agent John Corey and his wife, FBI agent Kate Mayfield, have been posted overseas to Sana'a, Yemen - one of the most dangerous places in the Middle East. While there, they will be working with a small team to track down one of the masterminds behind the USS Cole bombing: a high-ranking Al Qaeda operative known as The Panther. Ruthless and elusive, he's wanted for multiple terrorist acts and murders - and the U.S. government is determined to bring him down, no matter the cost.

    Parusski says: "Good Corey Story"
    "Had to be Ghost written"
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    What was most disappointing about Nelson DeMille’s story?

    This is a very one dimensional story Mr. Corey.
    Riiiight.
    I learned about Yemen sure, but everything was so predictible
    Riiiight.
    I think you could have made more jokes yourself personally.
    Riiiight.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The No Asshole Rule: Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One That Isn't

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Robert I. Sutton
    • Narrated By Robert Sutton
    Overall
    (334)
    Performance
    (83)
    Story
    (82)

    In a landmark article published in the Harvard Business Review, Stanford University professor Robert I. Sutton addressed a taboo topic that affects every workplace: employees who are insensitive to their colleagues, corporate bullies, bosses who just don't get it, the kind of people who make you exclaim in exasperation, "What an asshole!" Now, in a definitive book that addresses this growing problem, Sutton shows you how you can work with unsavory people without becoming one of them yourself.

    David says: "okay, I get it"
    "A Must Listen for Every A#&hole"
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    What did you love best about The No Asshole Rule?

    This book helps you understand the horror that poor attitude cah heap on a company. Learn what you can do, even if you are a natural a-hole to stop it.


    What does Robert Sutton bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He gave hope to a-holes. He let them know that there is an out and a way that you can survive and in fact be effective in a company with this rule. A Must Listen and note that it is short. If you don't like what you are hearing it will be over soon, just like your career.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Shanks for Nothing

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Rick Reilly
    • Narrated By Stephen Hoye
    Overall
    (92)
    Performance
    (26)
    Story
    (26)

    Life is going pretty well for Raymond "Stick" Hart. He's happily married to the former Ponkaquogue Municipal Golf Club assistant pro, the beauteous Cajun firecracker Dannie, raising his rambunctious son, Charlie, and getting by writing smart-mouthed greeting cards for 50 bucks a pop. Then, one disaster of a day, Stick's world does a 10-car pile-up. Luckily, Stick has a solution to all his problems. He'll qualify for the British Open.

    Raymond says: "Better than Caddyshack"
    "Laugh out loud funny!"
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    What made the experience of listening to Shanks for Nothing the most enjoyable?

    This is a sports book that transcends sports. It builds on relationships and uses Reilly's great point of view to get the poit accross.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 11-22-63: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Craig Wasson
    Overall
    (17307)
    Performance
    (15375)
    Story
    (15328)

    On November 22, 1963, three shots rang out in Dallas, President Kennedy died, and the world changed. What if you could change it back? In this brilliantly conceived tour de force, Stephen King - who has absorbed the social, political, and popular culture of his generation more imaginatively and thoroughly than any other writer - takes listeners on an incredible journey into the past and the possibility of altering it.

    Kelly says: "I Owe Stephen King An Apology"
    "If you listen to one Stephan King Book, make it be"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    A great work of fiction interweaving a fair amount of non fiction surrounding the Kennedy assasination. The story line is both plausable and reasonably fast paced for a long book. I had never done a King novel and this was recommended correctly to me as a virgin.


    What other book might you compare 11-22-63 to and why?

    Outside of the time travel element which makes it a King novel, it has a Baldacci flair to in for the sojourn of the protagonist who you know will win in the end, but dang it is an uphill battle.


    Which character – as performed by Craig Wasson – was your favorite?

    Any of the Maine characters were sensational. Wasson's narration is among the best I have ever heard remarkably imitating countless regional and international accents.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Right at the end the final section, changed evidently by King at his son's suggestion, worked very well.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bossypants

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Tina Fey
    • Narrated By Tina Fey
    Overall
    (17200)
    Performance
    (13089)
    Story
    (13031)

    Before Liz Lemon, before "Weekend Update," before "Sarah Palin," Tina Fey was just a young girl with a dream: a recurring stress dream that she was being chased through a local airport by her middle-school gym teacher. She also had a dream that one day she would be a comedian on TV. She has seen both these dreams come true. At last, Tina Fey's story can be told....

    Warren says: "Tina Fey broke my new SUV"
    "Even a Guy Can Listen to This!"
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    What made the experience of listening to Bossypants the most enjoyable?

    Really funny stuff. Many sections have inside female jokes, but they are tastefully conveyed by Fey so you won't get to embarressed


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Bossypants?

    Fey's memories of the SNL years are priceless. She did a nice job recollecting Palin's interaction with her as well


    Which character – as performed by Tina Fey – was your favorite?

    She does a decent job of herself. Really.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    It's a Date Night flick. Honest.


    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Ball Four: The Final Pitch

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Jim Bouton
    • Narrated By Jim Bouton
    Overall
    (273)
    Performance
    (244)
    Story
    (243)

    When Ball Four was published in 1970, it created a firestorm. Bouton was called a Judas, a Benedict Arnold and a “social leper” for having violated the “sanctity of the clubhouse.” Baseball commissioner Bowie Kuhn tried to force Bouton to sign a statement saying the book wasn’t true. Ballplayers, most of whom hadn’t read it, denounced the book. It was even banned by a few libraries. Almost everyone else, however, loved Ball Four.

    Dennis Anderson says: "Author's reading provides new insight into classic"
    "All time Classic brought to life by author"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Ball Four to be better than the print version?

    One thing the audio version does is highlight the subtle humor of a situation and help the reader pick up the imponderable situations that ballplayers were in before the repeal of the reserve clause through Bouton's oral interpretation of history.


    What other book might you compare Ball Four to and why?

    This is a classic from the era before books were made into audio. In many ways it is a historical novel describing how the business of baseball worked in the 60s in almost a Madman way.


    Which character – as performed by Jim Bouton – was your favorite?

    Bouton's rendition of some of the dumb things that Sal Maglie said and did is pretty dry and witless...much like the "Barber" no doubt.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Bouton's discussons of the economic realities of contracts in this indentured servant era throughout the book are instructive on how baseball was run as a business.


    Any additional comments?

    If you first read this 40 years ago, the listen will open your eyes (sic) to passages and subtleties you missed the first time because of the benefit that the historical perspective provides. A fun and eye opening investment of time. Bouton is not a professional actor, and you can tell in the narration, but what he can't deliver in imitated voices he overcomes with heartfelt emotion and, best of all, humor.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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